Il Nostro SognoContemporary , Minneapolis
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Photos by James Krueger of Landmark PhotographyHouse at a GlanceWho lives here: A young couple with two small childrenLocation: Edina, MinnesotaSize: Five bedroomsDesigners: Ammar Alshash and Rachel Drewitz of Dwelling DesignsAlshash and Drewitz describe the entry as a jumping-off point for the rest of the home’s design. Wanting the floor to be “a real show-stopper,” they placed white, black and gray marble tiles in an asymmetrical fashion. Two recurring design themes seen throughout the house start here: black enameled walls and stunning light fixtures. “Doing that helped give the space a more dramatic feel,” Alshash says. Instead of a pure black, he chose Benjamin Moore’s Onyx, which in the can appears dark brown but transforms into a soft black on the walls.The modern chandelier from Restoration Hardware in the foreground is typically used indoors, but it has an outdoor rating, so the designers figured it was fair game for some drama in the sheltered nook just in front of the front door.